"Of course I care what others think," you may say to yourself. "Doesn’t everybody?" Considering others' feelings is important, but this is something different; an inordinate concern about what others think of you is a sign of dependency. Remember, dependency is needing someone else to do something (thinking well of you, in this case), so that you can feel good about yourself.
2013 is quickly approaching. In just a few days, it will be a new year and a new opportunity to start fresh again. Part of moving forward is letting go of the past that binds and confines you. As you begin to make resolutions and set goals, commit to removing blocks and obstacles that may have kept you from finding your plus one. For the next 30 days, follow these three tips to resolve your past and welcome your future.
Do I have your attention now?! The quest to get someone to do what they want brings many people into therapy, whether they want the partner, child, friend, client, or parents to stop smoking, be nice, have sex more often, have sex less often, eat more vegetables and fruit, exercise, do homework, respect them, clean the bathroom, or pay more for services.
Attention is just attention, right? No! There’s a huge difference between seeking attention and paying attention. Think about the kid in school who will do anything for attention—singing during the lesson, interrupting the teacher or other students, grabbing another student’s ponytail, calling someone a “poopyhead.” Now think about the kid who is a little sponge in school, paying attention to the teacher, listening to other students’ responses, picking up on what’s going on with his or her fellow students.
Are you ready to make 2013 YOUR year to (finally) find love that lasts? If so, we've got an important message for you. It's not the perfect pick-up line, flattering make-up tricks or even amazing sex positions. Our advice to help you attract the great love relationship you've been longing for and craving may be a little surprising and strange. But try it anyway... Look back to the past to find love.
You've been dating for months now. You've become great friends; you care deeply for one another; you're sexually exclusive, mutually in love and nearly inseparable. It just seems like the natural next step is to ask him to move in with you.
Here are seven indications your boyfriend will not be popping the question anytime soon.